To help Storify users with the transition to a new platform after its closure, the website has named fast-growing new start-up Wakelet as a potential alternative.
"When we heard that Storify was closing its doors, we immediately thought about all the content that their users could potentially lose,” said Misbah Gedal from Wakelet.
The popular social media content curator, which used by bloggers and journalists to collect and organise social media posts, last year announced that it would shut down on the 16th May 2018 and will stop accepting new registrations.
The Wakelet app has a feature which lets Storfiy users import their existing stories directly into the Wakelet platform before they are lost.
“We quickly created an easy to use tool that lets people import this content to a new Wakelet account, where they can discover even more ways to use the platform!” Said Gedal.
Wakelet’s platform allows users to 'organise the internet' by aggregating links, images and other content into folders named ‘wakes’.
The Manchester-based company is used by businesses, journalists, celebrities, musicians and athletes to organise and share information effectively. Rugby club Leicester Tigers have used it to connect with fans.
The Wakelet App
Founded in 2014 by CEO Jamil Khalil, the start-up has attracted investment from the likes of Chillango founders Chris Byatte and Joe Wee, who published the once-famous mobile game ‘Angry Birds’,
Storify has also suggested Adobe Spark as an alternative for those wishing to create and curate online stories. The web-based platform, created by the company responsible for Photoshop, allows users to create posts, pages and videos from inside their browser.